My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
The Office of Letters and Light run National Novel Writing Month, a free of charge program that helps would-be writers meet the goal of writing a book during November of each year.
I've participated for six years now. Each year I learn something new about the creative process. I've participated with family members and friends, which gives us a fun pre-holiday activity to share, and I've met new people locally and online who are taking part too.
Best of all, the associated young writer's program encourages kids to take part. My 13-year-old nephew participated last year and was enthusiastic about his project--and this was a boy who'd never written anything longer than a one-page paper for school.
I really appreciate the work everyone does at OLL to keep things running smoothly every year. I hope to keep participating for many years to come.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my own creative life. Every year I try a different approach to writing, which allows me to experiment in a way I might never have attempted otherwise.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
have more programs throughout the year besides National Novel Writing Month and Script Frenzy.